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  • Week brings another inch of rain; July ends with nearly three

    Summer rain totals very similar when comparing 2009, 2010By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican This summer is mirroring the summer of 2009, when looking at the higher-than-usual moisture totals. As July came to an end last week, the rainfall from May, J...
  • Humidity prompts mold scare in school building

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican What looked like mold in more than one area of the carpeting at Chase County Schools turned out to be just a scare this week. After a review by a professional in mold removal,  mold was ruled out. School Supt. Matt F...
  • Home business group bands together for marketing support

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican It was their first appearance as a group. The Home-Based Entrepreneurship of Southwest Nebraska filled booths at last weekend’s Wauneta Harvest Fest. They were marketing items from quilting to food to home decoratin...
  • Corn explodes with the heat, irrigation

    Corn likes plenty of hot weather and that’s what it’s been getting lately as temperatures in the 90s and low 100s have been prevalent in recent weeks. As a result, this year’s crop has just shot up over the last 14-21 days. Despite some rain, the ...
  • Bars may stay open longer

    Chase County, Imperial boards have not acted on later opening optionBy Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As of July 14, cities and counties in Nebraska have the option of approving a later closing time for bars and restaurants. The closing time could be ...
  • City hires firm to market property for economic development

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With the blessing of Imperial’s citizen’s advisory committee and other local groups, the city council hired a marketing firm to promote the use of the city’s economic development property, east of Schroeder Park...
  • Fire department will continue to work toward new building

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican While the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) was not awarded a stimulus grant to help with a new building, that hasn’t stopped the members from keeping it on the back burner. The city learned recently it was ...
  • Fair’s ‘Buy in July’ ticket promo ends Sunday

    Original CCR member: Expect the hits with Creedence Clearwater RevisitedBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican People wanting tickets to the Chase County Fair grandstand shows can buy tickets at a promo cost from now through Sunday. The fair’s “Buy ...
  • Robert Golka back in area searching for credible evidence of 1884 event

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It’s become almost an annual trek back to the Midwest for a Massachusetts man bent on trying to find credible proof of a possible 1884 sighting of what some call a UFO. Robert Golka of Brockton, Mass., is here this ...
  • Time for back-to-school vaccinations

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican As the school year nears, pediatricians’ offices and clinics swell with children and conscientious parents making sure their kids get back-to-school vaccinations. Getting children vaccinated and making sure their sh...
  • Two ag operations in county gain funds for irrigation engine changeover

    Haarberg Farms in Imperial and Verlon Dinnel of Enders are among 31 Nebraska recipients who have been selected to receive loans and grants to help make their operations more energy efficient. Haarberg Farms has been awarded a $12,116 grant for diesel engi...
  • East 9th Street will be open fair week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican It won’t be completely finished, but all of the East 9th Street access points to the Chase County Fairgrounds will be open the week of fair, Aug. 15-22. The crew from Concrete Products, Inc., of North Platte finishe...
  • Child porn possession case bound over to district court

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A possession of child pornography case was bound over to Chase County District Court at an April 28 hearing in county court. Myron Redden, 59, of Wauneta has also been released from Chase County Jail after his bond wa...
  • Preliminary hearing set for assault suspect

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A preliminary hearing for Stuart Gordon, 22, who is in jail for allegedly stabbing a local woman, will be held in August. At a July 14 arraignment in Chase County Court, Gordon was formally charged with assault in the...
  • Fire department kept busy over hot weekend

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial firefighters suited up in some hot weather for fire calls to the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department Friday through Monday. Grass fires and a fire in hay bales called the department out numerous times those...
  • Special Olympics Torch Run passes through Imperial

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Runners from law enforcement agencies across the country paced through Imperial last Wednesday to celebrate the coming of the National Special Olympics to Lincoln this week. The national games on the University of Neb...
  • County to receive FEMA money to help with damage

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For 53 Nebraska counties, including Chase County, some good news was received late last week. Federal disaster aid will be made available to the state of Nebraska to supplement the rebuilding of public property damage...
  • School policy addition will regulate movies shown in class, at activities

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Unlike the previous three school board meetings, there was little discussion last Tuesday on an addition to a Chase County Schools’ policy dealing with movies shown in classrooms and any school-sponsored activity. S...
  • Council is pondering electric rate increases

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican As the summer temperatures rise outdoors, so do electric customers’ utility bills. That’s a given when a home or business needs to use more electricity for such necessities as air conditioning. Unfortunately, the ...
  • Stimulus money to purchase handicapped accessible playground equipment

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican School board members voted to utilize federal stimulus money to install new playground equipment that will be handicapped accessible. The vote came at the July 13 school board meeting, which also included action on se...

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